Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98-Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brose North America Inc. (Automotive Seats, Drives and Door Frames); Vance, Alabama, 37191 [2017-16791]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 3, 2017. Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. [FR Doc. 2017–16725 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–50–2017] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98— Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brose North America Inc. (Automotive Seats, Drives and Door Frames); Vance, Alabama Brose North America Inc. (Brose) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Vance, Alabama within FTZ 98. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 2, 2017. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for FTZ designation at the Brose facility under FTZ 98. The facility is used for the production of seats, drives, and door frames for the automotive industry. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Brose from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, Brose would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Seat frames; seat adjusters for motor vehicles powered with electric DC motors; seat pans; cooling fans for automobiles; and, doors for automobiles (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 2.5%). Brose would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic tubes and hoses; plastic tube protectors; decals; plastic spacers and other articles of plastic; rubber spacers; labels; steel self-tapping screws; screw and nut assemblies; steel locking lugnuts; steel torsion spring washers and lock washers; steel rivets; metal fasteners; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 steel cable drum wires; steel metal clips; locks; base metal mountings; steel brackets; metal mounting for seats; steel tubular rivets; steel bearing balls; plain shaft bearings with housings; gear boxes; gears and gearing; gearing housings; synchronous electric DC motors of an output under 18.65 watts; electric DC motors of an output not exceeding 37.5 watts; universal AC/DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 746 watts; DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 14.92 kilowatts; DC generators; multi-phase AC motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; electrical lighting or signaling equipment; electrical circuit switching and protection components; vehicle body stampings; lock rods; lock actuators; guide rails for door assemblies; measuring instruments; seat frames; seat pans; coated cross tubes; side panels; slider assemblies; and ink ribbons used for printers (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is September 18, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: August 3, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16791 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–48–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230— Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture); Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina Klaussner Home Furnishings (Klaussner) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Asheboro and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37191 Candor, North Carolina within Subzone 230D. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 24, 2017. Klaussner currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity using certain foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted basis (see Board Order 1745 (76 FR 11426, March 2, 2011) and Doc. B–1– 2016 (81 FR 37570, June 10, 2016)). The current request would add foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Klaussner from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, Klaussner would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: upholstered seats (duty-free). Klaussner would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Spring actuators; motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; AC/DC adapters having a power handling capacity of 1 kVA; transformers; lithium battery packs; handsets with USB; and, cables (duty rate ranges from free to 4%). The request indicates that lithium battery packs will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is September 18, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-50-2017]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98--Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Brose North America Inc. (Automotive 
Seats, Drives and Door Frames); Vance, Alabama

    Brose North America Inc. (Brose) submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in 
Vance, Alabama within FTZ 98. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on August 2, 2017.
    The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate 
application for FTZ designation at the Brose facility under FTZ 98. The 
facility is used for the production of seats, drives, and door frames 
for the automotive industry. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity 
would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and 
components and specific finished products described in the submitted 
notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the 
FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Brose from customs 
duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, Brose would be able to choose the duty rates 
during customs entry procedures that apply to: Seat frames; seat 
adjusters for motor vehicles powered with electric DC motors; seat 
pans; cooling fans for automobiles; and, doors for automobiles (duty 
rate ranges from duty-free to 2.5%). Brose would be able to avoid duty 
on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties 
also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production 
equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic 
tubes and hoses; plastic tube protectors; decals; plastic spacers and 
other articles of plastic; rubber spacers; labels; steel self-tapping 
screws; screw and nut assemblies; steel locking lugnuts; steel torsion 
spring washers and lock washers; steel rivets; metal fasteners; steel 
cable drum wires; steel metal clips; locks; base metal mountings; steel 
brackets; metal mounting for seats; steel tubular rivets; steel bearing 
balls; plain shaft bearings with housings; gear boxes; gears and 
gearing; gearing housings; synchronous electric DC motors of an output 
under 18.65 watts; electric DC motors of an output not exceeding 37.5 
watts; universal AC/DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 746 
watts; DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 14.92 kilowatts; 
DC generators; multi-phase AC motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not 
exceeding 735 watts; electrical lighting or signaling equipment; 
electrical circuit switching and protection components; vehicle body 
stampings; lock rods; lock actuators; guide rails for door assemblies; 
measuring instruments; seat frames; seat pans; coated cross tubes; side 
panels; slider assemblies; and ink ribbons used for printers (duty rate 
ranges from duty-free to 8.5%).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is September 18, 2017.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at 
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: August 3, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-16791 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P